Founded in 1871, Dutchess County SPCA is one of the oldest SPCAs in the country.  It is a no-kill shelter, and the only animal welfare organization in Dutchess County chartered to enforce humane law.  Dutchess County SPCA is not a governmental agency, nor is it affiliated with the ASPCA.  It is an independent charity, funded almost entirely by private donations.

636 Violet Avenue
Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-452-7722, x420
Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Monday: Closed


Meet Penne, the adorable 1-year-old black female cat who’s eagerly waiting to warm up your home with her stunning beauty. A sweet girl, Penne is an ideal feline companion for anyone seeking a furry friend who doesn’t demand too much attention. Penne has no problem being independent, and also gets along famously with other cats.

Young Penne’s sweet nature shines through when she’s spending time with her feline friends. But don’t let her gentle disposition fool you – this lovely lady has a playful side too. She chases after toys with enthusiasm that’s sure to brighten your day.

Apply to adopt PENNE: apply here

Then, come meet her! DCSPCA is open Tuesday-Sunday 12pm – 5pm